A Fire yesterday razed a soap making factory, NAGODE, located at Jakande Estate in Okokomaiko, Lagos.

The fire, according to witnesses, started about 1:55pm and was put out around 3:45pm, with the help of youth and fire service men.

The Nation gathered that the fire broke out when the gas used by some workers to construct an iron wedge, ignited a load of chemical  beside it.

?As the chemical began exploding, the whole place was engulfed by fire,? a source said.

When contacted, the management and staff of the company declined  comment.

The General Secretary, Oribe Community, hosting the factory, Mr Chinedu Nnabue, said he heard explosions from the factory.

He said: ?I quickly mobilised some youth of the community to assist in putting out the inferno. I also made various calls to the fire service, but there was no prompt response. Operatives of the fire service got to the building about 30 minutes after the fire had almost consumed half of the building,? Nnebue said.

 via The Nation


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